Welcome to the nineteenth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of Cross-Platform. In this edition:
- Graham analyzes the economics of cross-platform systems, and its impact in usability, availability, and ultimately, the profit margins of vendors.
- Adrian searches old issues of Dr. Dobbs’ Journal to contrast the evolution of cross-platform languages, frameworks, and IDEs, in the past 25 years.
- In the Library section, Graham explains in detail Adele Goldberg’s contributions to Smalltalk-80 and to the computer industry, in particular through the books “Smalltalk-80: the Interactive Programming Environment,” “Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation,” and “Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice.”